Fusion+Captured 2017

This year Fusion is busting out of the fashion box and into an interactive environment. That means it’s time to FOCUS.CAPTURE.DEVELOP and get ready to take some selfies.

Competitors will be putting their melody to a masterpiece by designing, constructing, and displaying an artful backdrop inspired by the musicians that march to the beat of their own drums. Attendees are invited to capture their compositions through selfies and unique perspectives and hashtag them for a chance to win!

Within a 7’W x 7’D x 8’H space, create a backdrop for attendees to interact with and take photos with – inspired by your team’s musical selection. The content and experience is up to each team as long as they follow the rules and regulations listed in the document below. Remember, creativity is your friend! Check out some fun ideas here, here, and here.




Friday, November 3, 2017


7:00pm – Doors open
8:00pm – Event begins
10:00pm – Awards distributed


The Machine Shop
300 2nd Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414


Competition Fee:
Non-students: $75
Students: $50


Members: $55
Non-Members: $65
Students: $45
*All Prices increase $10 two weeks prior to event

These sponsorships are only available to Annual Chapter Sponsors until August 25. Contact info@iida-northland.com to purchase.

Meet This Year's Judges:

Rita Farmer

Rita Farmer is a Minneapolis photographer specializing in portrait, lifestyle, and editorial images. She also works with real-estate development company The Excelsior Group as a social media manager and architecture & style photographer. She constantly strives in her work to tell meaningful stories through beautiful and purposeful imagery. She is a proud resident of NE Minneapolis, where she and her husband raise their two young children and an ornery Boston Terrier.

Corey Gaffer

As a locally based architectural photographer, Corey Gaffer has worked closely with many IIDA Northland Members. His photography has been a part of multiple Fab Awards and has brought him around the world focusing on architecture and design. He once created a photo booth that involved a life size cut out of himself and foot-activated camera remote.

Liz Gardner

Liz is an award-winning, multidisciplinary creative with focuses in creative direction, styling, interior design and branding. She is the former creative director of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine and now is a partner in the creative firm Bodega LTD. She harnesses her experience in editorial to create work that is aesthetically cohesive and driven by stories. Some of her clients include Adidas Originals, 3M, Opening Ceremony and Upton 43.

Want more information about Sponsorships, Schedules, Registrations, and Booths? See Below!


To review event sponsorship options, please click on the “Become an Event Sponsor” above.

To purchase a sponsorship, please email info@iida-northland.org and we will send you an invoice or send you a link to pay by credit card.


Friday, August 11th –

Competition Registration opens
Ticket Sales open
Sponsorship Sales open to Chapter Annual Sponsors


Friday, August 25th –

Sponsorship Sales Open to Everyone


Friday, September 15th –

Competition Registration Closes


Friday, September 22nd –

Registration Forms Due


Friday, November 3rd –



Click on the “Enter the Competition” tab above to complete the initial entrant form. Once the entrant form is submitted, the IIDA committee will be in contact with all entrants to provide further information about the event as well as a registration form for teams to sign and indicate team members, team inspiration, design statement, requirements for power and booth clean-up, and a rough sketch or computer image of the booth and it’s structure. If you do not receive an email from the committee after you register please contact fusion2017.contact@gmail.com and let us know!


This year, IIDA Northland is partnering with Free Arts MN to donate new or gently used art supplies to children. Free Arts Minnesota works with youth in challenging circumstances to support artistic and personal development through a unique combination of mentorship and arts learning. Every small contribution of canvas, glue, tape, and art pads means that more children and youth are provided the support and resources to express themselves.



Earn one raffle ticket for every art supply you donate. These is no limit to quantities or art supplies donated, however there is a 5 raffle ticket max. per person. You can donate in two ways:


Donate before Fusion + Captured (no fuss, no forgetting anything at home!)
1. Bring Art Supplies to an approved Donation Location by Friday, October 27th,
2. Once you get there, let the Front Desk staff know you’re donating for Fusion + Captured, and they’ll take down your information.
3. At Fusion + Captured, find the Raffle Table to pick up your raffle tickets.


Donate at Fusion + Captured
1. Bring art supplies to Fusion + Captured
2. Find the raffle table, where volunteers will accept your donation and dispense raffle ticket(s).



DONATION LOCATIONS (Accepting donations until Friday, October 27th)
General Office Products
4521 Highway 7, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Main Entrance, Open M-F 8:00am-5:00pm


800 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Main Entrance, Open M-F 8:00am-5:00pm


Atmosphere Commercial Interiors
81 S 9th St, Suite 350, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Main Entrance, Open M-F 8:00am-5:00pm


iSpace Environments
811 Glenwood Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Main Entrance, Open M-F 8:00am-5:00pm.



Anything you’ld like! Lucky for us, Free Arts MN put together these great lists as a starting point:

Supply Wish List


Registry Wishlist



Raffle prizes will be announced as Fusion approaches. Stay tuned!


Contact fusion@iida-northland.org about event and sponsorship questions.

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Contact fusion@iida-northland.org about event sponsorship opportunities and other questions.

Other Event Details

Please note: audience photographs and/or video may be taken at this event. By nature of your attendance, you are granting permission for your image, voice, and likeness to be used for marketing purposes.

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